Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
March and Coronavirus is very much in the news, with it making people think what impact this will have on future travel plans. As a business GB Motorhome Tours is monitoring very closely the Coronavirus situation, in particular how this is developing in countries across Europe for the bearing it will have on tours, both those currently taking place and those due to start shortly. The UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice is a major source of information in this process along with information received from our suppliers in all countries across Europe. GB Motorhome Tours remains flexible in its approach to tours and ready to make changes if these are advised or if common sense dictates these would be sensible. The wellbeing of our Customers and our Tour Directors is of the highest priority. Current Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice around Coronavirus for UK citizens can be viewed at any time by clicking on www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus.
As the situation of the Coronavirus alters in one country to another, travelling in your own motorhome in the outdoors is likely to be one of the safest forms of travel going forward for some time to come. It could also prove to be amongst the safest ways of spending leisure time over the next few months.
For those currently away in their motorhomes on our Canary Islands tour they are comfortably located on a campsite in Gran Canaria, as Spain starts two weeks of travel restrictions. The strong relationship between GB Motorhome Tours and local campsites is keeping them comfortable along with ensuring all tour participants are supplied with the things they need. Whilst the restrictions are limiting external travel activities they continue to be in warm sunny weather with blue skies each day as they make their own group entertainments.
The Coronavirus situation is likely to continue to change rapidly and GB motorhome Tours will keep monitoring this for all tours. Those who have tour bookings will receive email updates as information becomes available that could impact upon their tour, the first of these emails has already been sent to all with reservations up to July 2020. If you have any questions relating to tour reservations feel free to email these to us. However please keep in mind, if you are requesting a general update for your tour there will be nothing further we can advise. Immediately as any information is known that affects each tour this will be emailed to all tour participants. GB Motorhome Tours aim is to always offer a safe and enjoyable environment for travel in your own motorhome to many great places, and we will continue to do all we can to achieve this. Should this not prove to be possible for a tour and it has to be cancelled by GB Motorhome Tours (this is not something we will do lightly but will do when it is no longer safe or sensible to continue) then being a tour operator that fully embraces the 1992 Package Tour Regulations all money paid to GB Motorhome Tours is completely protected and will be refunded in full.
The Coronavirus situation in the UK is also fluctuating. Over the next month GB motorhome tours were scheduled to be at two of the early season outdoor motorhome shows. The first of these was to be in Harrogate over the weekend of 20 – 22 March but this event has now been cancelled.
In April we are due to be at the National Motorhome Show in Peterborough, this has also been cancelled but Warner’s are trying to move this to a weekend later in the year.
We hope everyone keeps safe in these changing times and that we are all again very soon making good use of our motorhomes.
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John